Physician Payment Fee Schedule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have released revisions to the payment policies under the physician payment fee schedule for 2016. Under this revision, advanced care planning services are covered when services are provided by a physician or other qualified health professional:

Exert from the November 16, 2015 Federal Register – Advance Care Planning Services

Entire rule from the November 16, 2015 Federal Register – Advance Care Planning Services (file takes 3-5 minutes to load due to size; 16.82 MBs; 502 pages)

More information regarding the full rule: 42 CFR Part 405, 410, 411, et al. Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2016; Final Rule